You create a new Host Profile by extracting the designated reference host's configuration.

Before you begin

Verify that you have a working vSphere installation and at least one completely and properly configured host that will act as the reference host.

About this task

Note:

You can also extract a host profile by navigating to the specific host or cluster.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to the Host profiles view.
  2. Click the Extract Profile from a Host icon (Create Host Profile icon).
  3. Select the host that will act as the reference host and click Next.

    The selected host must be a valid host.

  4. Type the name and enter a description for the new profile and click Next.
  5. Review the summary information for the new profile and click Finish.

Results

The new profile appears in the profile list.

Note:

Host profiles do not capture offline or unpresented devices. Any changes made to offline devices after extracting a host profile will not make a difference to the compliance check results.